Lawsuit Claims Man 'Cooked Alive' by Defective HVAC System

New Jersey On-Line reports on a lawsuit claiming an elderly man was killed and his wife seriously and permanently injured by a heating and cooling system.

The owner and the manager of an apartment complex for senior citizens in Bloomfield, N.J., are being sued by the family of an 82-year-old man the family claims was "cooked alive" by the building’s defective heating and cooling system.

On May 6, New Jersey On-Line reported on a lawsuit filed in Essex County Superior Court claiming Neal T. DiNapoli Sr. was killed and his wife, Immaculate DiNapoli, seriously and permanently injured by extreme heat caused by the heating and cooling system at Felicity Tower.

According to the report, a preliminary investigation conducted by the DiNapolis' attorneys with a HVAC professional "revealed the heating/cooling system in the apartment has no temperature control valve and can only run one temperature of water at a time, the lawsuit states."

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